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How I make art before I make coffee.

Recently I was invited to participate in a lovely series called “The Original” Documented Life Project™”. Guest artists are asked to document their …


Why Designer Daniel Arsham Won't Work For Anyone But Himself

Eight questions for the New York-based artist, whose latest solo exhibition opens at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati this week.

Daniel Arsham is a designer-of-all-trades. One half of Snarkitecture, the experimental art and architecture firm he founded with Alex Mustonen, he also runs his …


50 Fearless Female Firsts in the Arts

March is Women’s History Month — a time to pay “tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable …

Women's History

Twin Peaks Poster, Damn Good Coffee Movie Poster Art Print. #damngoodcoffee Art Print by Sauls Creative

This Twin Peaks Poster with Damn Good Coffee Art Poster Print. Twin Peaks, David Lynch and coffee inspired this Twin Peaks poster's chevron pattern …


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Google Street Art Has Saved 10,000 Works of Street Art From Oblivion

By its very nature, graffiti is an ephemeral art form. From the moment it's signed, the makers of street art face a countdown until their work is …


Gallery sold 'ugly copy’ of £5,000 painting to fool buyer

Manager embarked on elaborate web of lies after realising she had given artwork to someone else and even persuaded artist to paint a new piece

A London art gallery tried to dupe a customer into accepting an “ugly copy” of his £5,000 painting after accidentally selling the original to someone …


Paula Rego/Honore Daumier: Scandal, Gossip and Other Stories at House of Illustration

Honore Daumier, Sketches of expressions, 1830s Courtesy of Juan Espino Navia

Scarecrow © Paula Rego courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

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Maaike Schoorel: Sub-Lo; Christian Rosa – review

The paintings look like nothing at all. That is the point. You see only a series of hazy grey rectangles on entering the gallery. They come in different sizes, billboard to paperback, and in various tones and hues from slate to mist to gun metal, platinum and ash. But still, the instantaneous …


Against Me! win 'Outstanding Music Artist' at Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards

Against Me! have taken home a prize at this year's GLAAD Awards (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).

The awards ceremony took place on …


Letters: On art and religion

I enjoyed Steve Zeitchik's profile of Etan Cohen, director of "Get Hard" ["An Unorthodox Comedian," March 15]. He writes that traditional religious organizations are suspicious of creative professions. That shouldn't be any surprise — if you're trying to teach eternal verities, the last thing you …


The top 5 free events in Toronto: March 23-29 2015

Free events in Toronto this week show a strong running: beyond PBR snowboard block parties and Winona and Bjork tributes, True Stories Told Live are …

Canadian Art

Noteworthy Notebooks of Jean

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) was an American artist who first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti group who wrote enigmatic …

The Arts

Burning Man 2012 in 21 photos

THE FOLLOWING ARE VISUAL DISPATCHES from Matador co-founder Ross Borden, Matador Productions guru Ian MacKenzie, and photographer James Brian …

Burning Man

The dark art of H.P. Lovecraft illustrator Lee Brown Coye

Even in the twisted milieu of pulp illustration, Lee Brown Coye was an outlier. His was not a world of square-jawed detectives or musclebound Tarzan …


North Korea vs. Art

Kim Jong-il, dictator of North Korea from 1994 to 2011, always fancied himself an artist. Throughout the 1970s—while his father, Kim Il-Sung, ruled …


Abstract Paintings by Artist Jeff Erickson

A collection of contemporary abstract paintings by artist Jeff Erickson.Jeff Erickson is a contemporary artist based in Alexandria, Virginia. His …


The secrets to becoming a successful street artist | Street art

In the past few decades we've seen street art turn from vandalism to business as big. Banksy's politically conscious stencils helped propel the …


Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions—photography and …


These Art Prints Were Made for Architecture Lovers

Copenhagen-based designer Kristina Dam experiments with an architectural toolkit in her work—perspective, geometric forms, and line. Her imaginative illustrations take on the look of buildings, but morph into mesmerizing compositions of patterns and shapes.


David Lynch decries 'pathetic' arts funding cuts – and graffiti

David Lynch has marked an appearance at his first gallery exhibition in Australia by decrying the “pathetic” tendency of governments worldwide to cut funding to the arts as a first resort in the name of austerity.

The American film and TV director commended the public investment in Brisbane’s …


21 Exquisite Art Deco Style Illustrations from Modern Masters

Art Deco, from the 1920′s – 1940′s is one of the most influential visual art styles to have emerged in the last 100 years.

It is one of our most …


The Line it is Drawn #231 – Muppet Mash-Up Week!

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions! Go follow Comics Should …


Peter Paul Rubens | The Triumph of Henry IV | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

John Smith. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters. 2, London, 1830, p. 260, no. 879, as …


Arts Preview: 'Sturtevant: Double Trouble' show at MOCA will dispel misinterpretations

Sturtevant was an artist whose reputation preceded her. It still does.

More people know her works from pictures in catalogs and essays in textbooks than from seeing them in the flesh. That's a shame because the paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, films and videos by the enigmatic …


Alec Monopoly's Graffiti Celebrity Portraits And Monopoly Man Are A Hit With The Rich And Famous


It’s a warm, sunny December day in Miami during Art Basel and the 28-year-old Los Angeles-based graffiti artist who goes by the name of Alec Monopoly has been keeping busy. He painted the façade of the SLS Hotel and a giant duck poolside, a double-decker bus and a fleet of supercars, unveiled a …

Street Art

Photographer Unveils the Rainbow World of Ice Crystals

All images courtesy the artist.

High school science teacher and former industrial photographer Tom Wagner discovered a fascinating world of colors trapped within thin layers of ice. He explained the trick to us: "The colors in the crystals of the otherwise colorless ice show up best when the ice is …


Why are van Gogh's paintings slowly turning white?

Something's different about Vincent van Gogh's work.

It's been puzzling art curators and experts for a long time, but scientists at the University of Antwerp discovered the reason why some of van Gogh's most prized works of art are turning white.

It's the plumbonacrite!

Also known as red lead, …

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